Hotel Tropico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950-1980 - Duke University Press
Status: New - The attempts by Brazilian diplomats and intellectuals to establish ties with Africa during and after decolonization reveal the contradictions in...... more
Status: New - The attempts by Brazilian diplomats and intellectuals to establish ties with Africa during and after decolonization reveal the contradictions in Brazil's idea of itself as a 'racial democracy'
This travel wallet with the emblem of the EU makes a great every day wallet. Thin, compact 10x14cm - Standard passport size. Secures your travel documents,...... more
This travel wallet with the emblem of the EU makes a great every day wallet. Thin, compact 10x14cm - Standard passport size. Secures your travel documents, passport and currency with extra pockets for hotel keys, frequent flyer loyalty cards, transport and travel cards, business and credit cards. This unique Diplomatic EU Travel Wallet displaying the flag of the European Union is one of a kind. It's a combination of passport cover - travel wallet. The definitive travel wallet for the Leisure and Business Traveller.
Status: New - For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians including his...... more
Status: New - For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians including his own girlfriend in the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing - bullet by bullet. His next target - a Libyan diplomat - should be easy. Prone to drink and currently in Paris without a bodyguard, Rapp quickly tracks the man down and sends a bullet into his skull while he's sleeping. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. When the news breaks that Libya's Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men, the French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and still on the loose in Paris. As the finger-pointing begins, Rapp's handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and race to do damage control. Rapp has become a liability, and he must not be taken alive by the French authorities. But alone in Paris, on the run from the authorities and from his own employers, Mitch Rapp must prepare to fight for his life.
Advantages: The funny parts are hilarious, some interesting cultural snippets Disadvantages: much unnecessary political stuff; unlikeable author
...Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an aeroplane, but seconds later found myself involuntarily clenching my fists and seething in anger? But that is exactly how I felt, reading these...
Advantages: Looks like an authentic Auger Disadvantages: Oven too close to the floor.
...done their job to perfection.
On meeting the kitchen planner, I was informed that Diplomat appliances were exclusive to M.F.I. and were not marketed by anyone else, (hence the fruitless search).
The Diplomat 850 Dual Fuel Range cooker is not your average double sized range. It is only 850mm wide as opposed to the larger ones at 1000mm. Having quite a small kitchen a 1000mm range would have...
Advantages: Very welcoming, clean, lovely view Disadvantages: no bath in our room.
...When it was beautiful weather last summer a friend of mine asked if I would like a night away with her as a treat. This really was a lovely one off and we decided it would be lovely to go to the seaside. We opted for Llandudno as we have both travelled here a few times and have happy memories. We also thought that there would be plenty of sights for us to see. We chose this hotel after reading...